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Ocasio-Cortez responds to Dem senator who said policies 'too far to the left' don't win in Midwest
The Hill ^ | 07/01/18 | Morgan Gstalter

Posted on 07/01/2018 6:49:50 PM PDT by yesthatjallen

New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) responded to Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s (D-Ill.) claim that policies "too far to the left" can’t win in Midwestern states.

“With respect to the Senator, strong, clear advocacy for working class Americans isn’t just for the Bronx,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet on Sunday.

Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic socialist and former organizer for Sen. Bernie Sander’s (I-Vt.) 2016 presidential campaign, pointed out that policies to the left of Hillary Clinton won in several Midwestern states.

Sanders won the Democratic primary in Michigan, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Indiana in 2016.

“We then lost several of those states in the general,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “What’s the plan to prevent a repeat?”

Ocasio-Cortez was responding to an interview Duckworth gave to CNN's Jake Tapper in which she a political platform that's “too far to the left” could ostracize voters in the Midwest.

The Hill has reached out to Duckworth’s office for comment.

Duckworth appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday to discuss Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning victory over incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D) in the primary for New York’s 14th congressional district.

Tapper asked Duckworth if the young candidate represents the future of the Democratic Party.

"I think it's the future of the party in the Bronx, where she is,” Duckworth said.

“I think that you can’t win the White House without the Midwest and I don’t think you can go too far to the left and still win the Midwest,” Duckworth said during the interview.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois; US: New York
KEYWORDS: aoc; duckworth; ocasiocortez; tammyduckworth
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More infighting.
1 posted on 07/01/2018 6:49:50 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

The Make America just like Venezuela!” Party.


2 posted on 07/01/2018 6:51:24 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

this woman is sooooo stupid..she could not give a definition of socialism. ha.
American education strikes again.


3 posted on 07/01/2018 6:53:53 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (WINNING! !!)
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To: yesthatjallen

“With respect to the Senator, strong, clear advocacy for working class Americans isn’t just for the Bronx,”

That’s right — vote Trump!


4 posted on 07/01/2018 6:54:40 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

No, she refuses to give the proper definition of socialism because she knows that her scam will unravel if she does.


5 posted on 07/01/2018 6:55:09 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Alex Jones isn’t quite the wing nut now, all things considered.)
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To: yesthatjallen

The left “respond”, the right “lashes out”. The Hill is guilty of normalizing the crazy socialist left.


6 posted on 07/01/2018 6:56:13 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: yesthatjallen
I see a Paul Shanklin parody on the near horizon set to The Sound of Music's, "How do you solve a problem like Maria?"

How do you solve a problem like Alexandria?

7 posted on 07/01/2018 6:57:37 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: yesthatjallen
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is simply a younger version of the same old typical Democrat malignant narcissist virtue-signaling phony pseudo-intellectual D-bag politician.

What has she said or done that's new? What does she add to the conversation? What new strategy, or paradigm, or narrative, does she offer?

I'm sorry, I don't see much. I think she'll be forgotten and dismissed very quickly. She took the place of a strong left-wing Democrat, so there's no net gain here for her party.

8 posted on 07/01/2018 6:59:17 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: Paladin2

I’d rephrase that....’Make America Venezuela’ (MAV).

People that live in urbanized areas (Baltimore, Atlanta, Detroit, etc) will go for Ocasio-Cortez and her gimmicks. Working-class Democrats? No.

I see the Democratic Party splitting off into two elements within five years. Bernie opened the Pandoras Box.


9 posted on 07/01/2018 6:59:24 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: yesthatjallen
“With respect to the Senator, strong, clear advocacy for working class Americans isn’t just for the Bronx,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet on Sunday.

That's true, but Duckworth was talking about liberal policies.

10 posted on 07/01/2018 6:59:48 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: plain talk

“strong, clear advocacy for working class Americans”

The key word in that phrase is “Americans” ... as in “citizens”, not just residents, legal or otherwise.

So exactly right, as you stated, “Vote Trump” to show your “
strong clear advocacy for working class AMERICANS”!


11 posted on 07/01/2018 7:00:03 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: yesthatjallen

The RAT infighting is spreading like a virus.
Black Rat on White Rat.
Hispanic Rat on White Rat

This is getting good. Real good.


12 posted on 07/01/2018 7:00:21 PM PDT by tennmountainman ("Trust Sessions" Yeah Right.)
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“’We then lost several of those states in the general,’ Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. ‘What’s the plan to prevent a repeat?’”

Well, not putting Full Frontal Socialists on the Dem ballot for starters, LOL!

Man, I am LOVING THIS! Keep digging, Dems!

#walkaway


13 posted on 07/01/2018 7:00:27 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Aww, how precious; I mean, yeah, it’s a mere formality since the GOP only stuck somebody’s random name on the ballot who can’t even accept a campaign contribution since they didn’t bother filing FEC paperwork - so it’s just a matter of time until she’s a freshman congresswoman.

But the precious part is that it was Hillary’s gangs that re-registered Sander’s delegates there to be Republican so they couldn’t vote for their candidate, and she thinks she’s got the slightest advice aside from killing the Democrat corruption there.

Fix the corruption, eject Hillary’s pals, and MAYBE those might become swing states again after Trump’s terms are up.


14 posted on 07/01/2018 7:00:34 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: zencycler

Empty heads prevail go Trump!


15 posted on 07/01/2018 7:00:42 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: pepsionice
"Working-class Democrats?"

'Rats are now the party-on Party of the non-working class.

16 posted on 07/01/2018 7:01:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
Words of wisdom from the bartender.
A bartender is the new voice of the Democrat Party.
17 posted on 07/01/2018 7:03:04 PM PDT by CaptainK ("no collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
"Full Frontal Socialists"

LOL

[Party of the non-Working Class] Party on!

18 posted on 07/01/2018 7:03:45 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: yesthatjallen

Ocasio-Cortez vs. Duckworth... I put money on Ocasio-Cortez. She is right that Sanders won, Clinton and Dems like Duckworth cheated him and put Clinton on ticket to lose. They lose either way in my book. But, yes, get the popcorn out and watch the party address it’s moderate vs. liberal and progressive vs. it’s socialist and communist membership.


19 posted on 07/01/2018 7:04:21 PM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!y)
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To: yesthatjallen

The only reason this Marxist is getting air time is because she beat a closet Marxist.

Ho hum.

5.56mm


20 posted on 07/01/2018 7:05:54 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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